Weather management tools designed for departments of
transportation and year-round road maintenance
Make the most of your energySM
Weather impacts every area of your operations from storm
preparation to crew scheduling, snow fighting to roadwork.
MxVision WeatherSentry Transportation Edition quickly and clearly
provides accurate information for everyday operations and major
weather event decisions, so you can mitigate the impact of
weather, cut costs, and maximize your resources.
Consult a meteorologist
With MxVision WeatherSentry Online Transportation Edition, you can access
our team of experienced meteorologists online from your computer or on your
mobile device anywhere you go. Ask a question and receive an answer. Plus, you
can see what’s on the mind of your industry peers by viewing other questions
and answers. In addition, our meteorologists post twice-daily forecast briefings
tailored to your region of the country.
Greater forecast accuracy
Scheduling crews and equipment is expensive — but you also can’t afford
dangerous roads. With MxVision WeatherSentry Transportation Edition you’ll
know when to schedule crews and when to send people home — avoiding
unnecessary labor costs while keeping roads safe.
The system supplies accurate, detailed local forecasts based on our proprietary
forecasting system, which is managed 24/7 by experienced meteorologists.
Anticipate conditions up to 15 days out, with hourly outlooks for the first three
days. Forecasts are updated every hour so you always have the best, most
current look at what will happen. View forecasts in tables or graphs. Determine
when storms will impact your area. Know when to pretreat for freezing rain, and
when high winds will cause severe blowing and drifting. Click on a storm corridor
to see the estimated times of arrival for cities and your assets in its path.
In 2013, for the seventh consecutive year, Schneider Electric precipitation
forecasts outperformed others in the industry in an independent study by
Very accurate pavement forecasts
Effective anti-icing programs require current and forecasted pavement and
bridge deck temperatures — and MxVision WeatherSentry Transportation Edition
delivers with optional RoadCast®
RoadCast forecasts provide reliable, hourly frost and ice forecasts and treatment
recommendations for roadways and bridges in your service territory. Using
these forecasts, you’ll know when frost could form and how to adjust chemical
application rates for changing pavement temperatures.
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State DOTs can optimize their RWIS investments.
MxVision WeatherSentry Transportation Edition
easily integrates your station data and forecasts,
providing a “one-stop shop” for your maintenance
decision support system (MDSS). Current pavement
temperatures provided by your RWIS sensors can
also be delivered to your mobile device. We now
help you better monitor the health of your RWIS
system and dispatch crews with expanded quality
control that incorporates sensor error codes.
New! MDSS non-treatment scenarios
Better assess the impact of your chemical
treatments with new, side-by-side comparisons
of recommended treatment and non-treatment
scenarios so you improve planning and manage your
expenses — without compromising safety. Plus,
we’ve added new animated forecast layers to depict
pavement conditions and snow depth.
Gauge precipitation accurately
Its patented PrecipTimer®
lets you know when snow,
ice, or rain will start and stop by identifying your
location and monitoring radar data for you. Eliminate
surprises and improve your productivity while cutting
Business-class mobile weather apps
users can get dynamic,
location-based weather and lightning alerts for their
current location. Our technology instantly delivers
roaming weather information and customized
notifications based on your phone’s GPS. This helps
your crews stay on top of changing conditions for
their current location. Pre-programmed locations
are also supported, while layered, interactive maps
enhance ease of use. MxVision WeatherSentry
is still available for other cell phones to
provide on-the-go weather information.
Dynamic roadway and weather integration
Our Total View™
add-on can help you vastly
improve weather-related strategies and response
to significant events, as well as troubleshoot and
maintain your RWIS network. It provides a single
view of all applicable weather forecast, RWIS, and
traffic data with your customized rules applied for
faster, more efficient decisions. This provides a wider
range of RWIS hardware and maintenance options
to help save lives, reduce accidents, and ease traffic
issues through better crew positioning and effectively
targeting road treatments.
Active weather alerting
You can’t work 24/7, but the system’s Alert Manager®
will. Receive critical weather information wherever you
are. Custom alarms for temperature, wind, snow, or
National Weather Service (NWS) watches and warnings
can be set and displayed right on your desktop.
With our newest customizable alerts, you can be
notified of the percent chance of frost at your chosen
location to help you better gauge the threat. In
addition to wind speed, you can now also receive
alerts for wind direction, helping you better determine
the impact on roadways and local land features.
You can even customize precipitation alerts based
on probability and amount thresholds for alerts that
are significant to your unique operations. MxVision
WeatherSentry Transportation Edition can even give a
wireless “tap on the shoulder” to an unlimited number
of users via cell phone. Know what time snow will
start in your area and be alerted anytime you choose.
New! Flood management tools
Improve flood preparation and response with new
customized alerts and colorized river stage and
discharge observations. See real-time ocean water
levels, river stage, and river discharge observations
as map layers. Hourly ocean water levels and wave
height forecasts and alerts help determine the
impact on your critical assets. Plus, stay on top of
developing threats with ocean tide predictions within
our hourly and daily forecasts — up to 15 days out.
Greater user flexibility
To better support multilingual users, our English-
based MxVision WeatherSentry Transportation
Edition provides full translation to Spanish, French,
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